Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, open as of May 1, 2014, joins the already-transforming downtown DC neighborhood’s dining and nightlife scene and introduces a new, exciting venue for social gatherings, business travelers and especially meetings and conventions in Washington DC. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC boasts 1,175 rooms, including 49 suites; over 105,000 square feet of function space, including a 30,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom with 22-foot ceilings and two 10,800-square-foot ballrooms; a state-of-the-art, bi-level 8,000-square-foot fitness center; and a 6,500-square-foot high-tech concierge lounge. In addition to its expansive meeting space, Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is connected via underground concourse to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Additional meeting space includes more than 55 breakout rooms plus outdoor terraces overlooking the surrounding CityCenter and Penn Quarter neighborhoods. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC serves as a brand-new social hub, with a grand lobby housing an impressive 56-foot sculpture (the largest of any Marriott Hotel) and five separate restaurant spaces, all located on the ground floor. The $520-million, four-star hotel is one of only five Marriott Marquis properties in the country. The hotel design is innovative and unique – incorporating the historic, original “Plumbers Building” and built to earn LEED ® Silver accreditation.